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Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stocks sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Louisiana, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


How Dubsmash revived itself as #2 to TikTok

Lip-syncing app Dubsmash was on the brink of death. After a brief moment of virality in 2015 alongside Vine (R.I.P), Dubsmash was bleeding users faster than it could recruit them. The app let you choose an audio track like a rap song or movie quote and shoot a video of you pretending to say the words. But there was nowhere in the app to post the videos. It was a creation tool like Hipstamatic, not a network like Instagram. There’s a reason we’re only using one of those today. So in 2017 Dubsm...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hollywood, Instagram, China, Berlin, US, America, Tech, Brooklyn, United States, Vine, Dubsmash


Do Threads’ sparse downloads mean Facebook’s best days are in the past?

Instagram Threads joins Lasso as one of Facebook's latest attempts to captivate Gen Z, but it only saw a small percentage of downloads in the first week. Is the new app destined for failure?
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Lasso, Generation Zero, Tiktok, Instagram Threads


Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the App Store and rewards teenagers and adults to download the Research app and give it root access in what may be a violation of Apple policy so the social network can decrypt and analyze thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Tech, Research, Atlas, Policy, Tim Cook


Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey' (FB)

Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of "funny videos and GIF-like clips" that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as "cringey" to TechCrunch, and the platform is said to be out of touch with the wants of meme-obsessed teens. In its latest effort to stave off the steady flow of teens leaving its platform, Facebook has been building a dedicated space for users to discover memes and vi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Piper Jaffray, Lasso, Tiktok, TechCrunch A Facebook


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #422

Facebook Messenger’s ‘unsend’ feature is coming soon Text regret is a sad reality in the digital age. Facebook Messenger is the latest platform to recgonise this, by allowing a ten minute window in which users can delete sent messages. It’s a little stingy compared to WhatsApp, which gives you a full hour, but it’s better than nothing I suppose. Thanks Facebook. Facebook adds YouTube to Portal Facebook has been pimping its Portal hardware, and not just with its own products. The tech, which a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Wikipedia, Russia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Seo, Linkedin, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger


Facebook Lasso TikTok like lip-syncing app for Android and iOS released

Facebook has released the Lasso app that lets users create fun short videos that are aimed to compete with TikTok. This move is to bring back teens which Facebook lost in 2018. Lasso lets users record themselves dancing and lip-syncing to music. The app also lets users record short clips like Vines. The app is available for both iOS and Android. The company in a statement said: “Lasso is a new standalone app for short-form, entertaining videos from comedy to beauty to fitness and more. We’r...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Instagram, Blogging, App Store, Lasso, Facebook Lasso TikTok


Facebook Launches Lasso, Its Short-Form Video Competitor to TikTok

With seemingly little fanfare, Facebook has launched its new app Lasso, a standalone short-form video platform that’s been billed as a competitor to TikTok. According to TechCrunch, the app is Facebook’s attempt at winning over its dwindling demographic of teens.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Video, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Lasso, Tiktok


Facebook launches Lasso, its music and video TikTok clone

Done cloning Snapchat, Facebook is now chasing Chinese short-form video sensation TikTok with the launch of its knock-off Lasso. Available now for iOS and Android, Lasso is Facebook’s answer to the zany mobile lipsyncing playground that’s gained ground with young users, both in China and in the West. The release confirms TechCrunch’s scoop from last month that the company was building an app called Lasso to let people share short videos with soundtracks. With TikTok looking like the next big ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, China, Tech, Snapchat, Lasso, Snapchat Facebook, Facebook Instagram Snapchat, Facebook Stories, Tiktok


Facebook is building Lasso, a video music app to steal TikTok’s teens

Facebook is working on a new app that it hopes could win back the attention of teens while capitalizing on its recently-attained major label music licenses. Facebook is building a standalone product where users can record and share videos of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs, according to information from current and former Facebook employees. The app is designed to be a standalone competitor to Musically, which was a hit with teens and even pre-teens before the 60 million mo...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Media, Instagram, China, US, Tech, Piper Jaffray, Voss, Lasso, Bytedance, Musically, Tiktok, Brady Voss



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